Fall colours in Banff National Park doesn’t have the same range of colours that can be seen in Ontario. I didn’t realize this before I visited. Larches are the most common form of tree in the Lake O’Hara area and they only change colour to yellow.
It’s still impressive especially at key times of the day and when they’re back-lit. We spent the Saturday on an 8 mile hike with plenty of ascents and descents. I highlight this because the highest point we reached was only 250 metres above our starting height… and that doesn’t feel like the same journey that wiped me out.
The hike took us to just over Hungabee Lake and Moor Lake then back to the farther side of Lake O’Hara.
Close up of the trees from across the Hungabee Lake.
This is Hungabee Lake
I started to take more vertical landscape pictures on this trip. It provides for a unique composition and allows me to more easily place objects in the foreground.
This is the lake view that is seen from the previous image’s higher vantage point. A good place to stop for a bite to eat.
We stopped to rest on and take in the view from higher up. The wide-angle lens came in handy here. You can see both Moor Lake (furthest) and Hungabee Lake.
I love the look of the trees when they are back-lit. The sun shines through the leaves and it gives a nice glow.
Most of the trees in this area have already turned. There’s just the few remaining trees in the foreground that remain green.